Who is the tallest NBA player ever?


Do you know who is the tallest NBA player ever to set foot on the court? Here is all that you need to know about the tallest NBA player.

While height is not the sole aspect to play in the NBA, it undoubtedly plays a role to some extent, particularly for Centres dominating the paint.

Some of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA have established themselves as legends of the game, and many fans even deem them to be their personal favorites.

The majority of NBA fans would likely assume that some of the tallest players are barely over seven feet tall, but there have been a handful that has edged closer to eight feet.

Thoughts of walking around at well over seven feet tall may be difficult for average heighted people to fathom, yet doing so has helped many players in reaching the playoffs and also have a hell of an NBA career.

Let us know who is the tallest NBA player ever to set foot on the hardcourt.

Who is the tallest NBA player ever to play the game of basketball?

As for the tallest NBA player ever, there is a tie between two players. Let us know about them.

Gheorghe Muresan

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Gheorghe Muresan while playing for the Washington Bullets. (Image: Google)

Gheorghe Muresan is one of the tallest NBA player ever to play in the league. Further, Muresan has a gigantic height of 7 feet 7 inches.

Muresan had a relatively short NBA career and played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000. During these seven years in the NBA, Muresan played for the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and New Jersey Nets.

52-year-old Muresan hailed from Romania and won NBA Most Improved Player (1996) award and is also 2× NBA Field Goal Percentage Leader (1996, 1997).

Furthermore, Muresan averaged 14.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game while he was playing for the Washington Bullets (now Wizards).

But Muresan was not that lucky to have a stellar NBA career. A major back injury forced Muresan to retire from the NBA. So, Muresan played only six NBA seasons and a total of 307 NBA games.

Manute Bol

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Manute Bol #10 of the Golden Sate Warriors looks to move the ball during a game. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Manute Bol is one of the most famous NBA players who is often talked about because of his gigantic height. Bol measured a massive 7 feet 7 inches, the same as Gheorghe Muresan.

Bol was drafted in the 1985 NBA Draft as the 31st overall draft pick by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards). Further, Bol played in the NBA from 1985 to 1997.

During his NBA career, Bol played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat.

Hailing from Sudan, Bol made the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1986) and was 2× NBA blocks leader (1986, 1989). Notably, Bol is particularly remembered because of his excellent shot-blocking ability and because of his ability to shoot threes.

In his 12 NBA seasons, Bol played 624 NBA games and averaged 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game.

Sadly, Manute died at the age of 47 on June 19, 2010.

Other tall NBA players

Mark Eaton (7-foot-4-inches)

Sim Bhullar (7-foot-5-inches)

Pavel Podkolzin (7-foot-5-inches)

Chuck Nevitt (7-foot-5-inches)

Yao Ming (7-foot-6-inches)

Shawn Bradley (7-foot-6-inches)

Slavko Vranes (7-foot-6-inches)

Tacko Fall (7-foot-6-inches)

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